MESSENT, Charles

1911 - 1971

Charles Messent, was born at Landguard Fort, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 1 March 1911, son of Malcolm Zaechaeus (or Bachaus) Messent, a quarter-master sergeant based at the Fort, and his wife Aimee Elizabeth née Hindes, who married at Norwich the previous year and was also at the Fort in 1911 with her two sons, 6 year old son Thomas, born Aberdeen and baby Charles. Charles studied at the Regional College of Art in Manchester and privately in Alexandria, Egypt under Mohammed Seif al-Din Wanly (1906-1979). A founder member of the Manchester Art Group and exhibited widely, especially in the North of England, including Manchester City Art Gallery, Whitechapel Art Gallery, New English Art Club and at the Paris Salon. He married at Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire in 1938, Eveline Higham (17 November 1905-19 March 1998) and in 1939 a 'drapery artist, mens wear' living at 69 Derbyshire Lane, Stretford, Manchester with his wife Eveline, a solicitor's clerk. They later lived at London Road, Friars Oak, Hassocks, Sussex and he died at Hillcrest, Batcombe Road, Leigh, Dorset on 30 September 1971.

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